Dec 15, 2019  
Undergraduate Record 2019-2020 
Undergraduate Record 2019-2020

School of Nursing: Facilities and Resources

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Located in the eastern part of the University Grounds, near the University of Virginia Medical Center, the school occupies the Claude Moore Nursing Education building and McLeod Hall. McLeod Hall is a five-story brick building that has housed the School of Nursing since its dedication in November 1972. The Claude Moore Nursing Education Building is a four-story facility that opened in June 2008. Both facilities house classrooms, an auditorium, clinical learning laboratories, seminar rooms, and offices.

The School of Nursing draws upon the resources of the academic departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, the other undergraduate schools of the University, and on the clinical facilities and instructional materials of the University of Virginia Health System.

In addition to the academic resources of the University, nursing students receive clinical experience at the University of Virginia Health System, public health agencies, community agencies, private and state hospitals, nursing homes, and industrial settings.

Claude Moore Health Sciences Library The library primarily serves the faculty, students, and staff of the University of Virginia Health System, which includes the Schools of Medicine and Nursing and the University Medical Center. The library is a modern facility that features quiet study and group study space, a space with video conferencing capabilities that are HIPAA compliant, classrooms, a multipurpose space, computers, and a presentation studio. The library licenses over 4,400 journal titles and provides access to over 44,000 electronic and print books and 1,700 multimedia programs. The library’s large collection of databases includes OVID Medline, ScienceDirect, AccessMedicine, Web of Science, UpToDate, and ClinicalKey. For interdisciplinary research, Health System affiliates have access to the entire University of Virginia online holdings, including over 462,000 ebooks, 174,000 journals, and 1,000 databases. Interlibrary loan, at no cost to Health System affiliates, is available to obtain research materials not available at the University.

Cooperating Institutions and Agencies The School of Nursing cooperates with other institutions and agencies to provide clinical learning opportunities for students. Utilizing health departments, community hospitals, out-patient facilities, home care agencies, industries, schools, older adult care facilities, mental health care facilities, and rehabilitation centers, the School of Nursing provides varied clinical experiences for its students.

Counseling Informal cooperation and personal attention mark the relations between faculty members and students. Students are urged to avail themselves of the opportunities to discuss their achievements and clinical experiences with the faculty. The Office of Admissions and Student Services provides advice and assistance and serves as a source of information for other support resources. The Department of Student Health and the University Counseling and Psychological Center (CAPS) are available to assist students through individual and group counseling sessions.

UVA Health System The School of Nursing is a part of the UVA Health System, which serves as the referral center for central and western Virginia and has been consistently ranked among the nation’s top 100 health care centers. The nursing program enjoys a special relationship with the University Medical Center, a 602-bed teaching and research hospital.

Special units in the University Medical Center complex include a children’s medical center, a cancer center, a clinical research center, cardiac, medical, and surgical intensive care units, and a burn and wound care center. The Pegasus Air Emergency Rescue Service can transport patients from up to 500 miles.

Parking Interested students may contact UVA Parking & Transportation for information on student parking permits: Students must comply with UVA Health System policies prohibiting use of patient parking by all non-patients.